NFLネットワークのトムペリセロは当初、5人のアシスタントコーチが, 全員が予防接種を受けています, tested positive but updated that number shortly after to six coaches and a team nutritionist – all fully vaccinated.
レポートによると, one player also tested positive but is currently on the injured reserve list.
The Saints have reportedly entered enhanced mitigation protocols which means any player or staff member, vaccinated or not, will have to undergo daily testing and will have to wear masks.
ザ・ NFL announced late last month that the player vaccination rate was up 93%. NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills said that there were 68 positive results among 7,190 tests between Aug. 1 to Aug. 21, for a positivity rate of 0.95 パーセント, による NFL.com.
Vaccinated players were previously required to undergo testing every two weeks but the league updated its policy to weekly testing and maintained daily testing for unvaccinated players.
Unvaccinated players also risk missing significant time if they test positive or interact with positive cases, despite testing negative.